Horse Health Matters®

Your Horse's Mouth and Teeth - Why It Is Important To Have Your Horse …

by EquiMed Staff

April 7, 2017 11:00

With dental care as a priority, horses are physically more comfortable and utilize feed more efficiently which helps them to perform better and may also lead to …

Fitness And Conditioning

Evaluating Your Horse's Physical Condition

EquiMed Staff

Evaluating Your Horse's Physical Condition

by EquiMed Staff

February 12, 2014 10:00

 Read how to evaluate your horse including its body score and establish a physical baseline for your conditioning goals …

Putting Down Your Horse - Planning Ahead for a Good Death

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 16:23

Read about planning ahead for a worst-case scenario when you,as a horse owner, will have to make decisions related to ending the life of your horse. Learn about …

Electrolytes for Your Horse - Just Buzz or for Real …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 20, 2017 10:59

Learn about electrolytes and electrolyte alternatives and how electrolyte depletion is closely tied to the amount your horse is sweating …

Tip of the Day

Some horses love a vigorous session with the curry comb, others hate it. Adapt what you do to the horse based on the horse's reactions. One size does not fit all.

5 Tips: Winterize Your Barn to Keep Horses Healthy During Cold Weather

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 14:44

Here are five important tips to help horse owners winterize their barns to keep horses healthy and comfortable during cold weather …

Lameness

Horse Conformation - Head, Neck and Shoulders

Heather Smith Thomas

Horse Conformation - Head, Neck and Shoulders

by Heather Smith Thomas

October 1, 2018 09:14

Conformation of the head and shoulders of your horse is discussed in this article, second in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas …

Reproductive Care

Horse Gestation Timeline

EquiMed Staff

Horse Gestation Timeline

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:47

Your mare has been bred. What's next? Here is a timeline to follow from insemination to parturition. The more you know about this amazing process, the better …

Nutrition

Triticale Hay for Your Horse

Flossie Sellers

Triticale Hay for Your Horse

by Flossie Sellers

October 29, 2018 16:46

Is triticale a good hay for horses …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Parenteral

Administered or occurring elsewhere in the body than the mouth and alimentary canal.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
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Quote of the Day

God forbid I should go to any heaven where there are no horses.

R.B. Cunningham Graham

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